Ivan Dale Appleby Missing in Action October 7, 1967

Ivan Dale Appleby 

Colonel

Unit: 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Date of Birth: 13-Sep-30
Date of Death: 7-Oct-67
City: Fresno
State: CA

Notes: Colonel Appleby was a member of the 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ubon Air Base, Thailand. On October 7, 1967, he was the pilot of a McDonnell Douglas Phantom II Fighter (F-4D) photo reconnaissance escort mission over North Vietnam. When the aircraft was over Hoi Binh, Hoi Bing Province, it received heavy damage from hostile fire and crashed. His remains were recovered on February 13, 1995. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/idapple.htm

Did you know Ivan Dale Appleby? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have worn Ivan Appleby's bracelet for a long time and still have it. I would like to give it to his family but do not know where or who to send it to. Can you help with that information? It would mean a lot to me and to his family to have it.

The Reptile Guy said...

Thanks for taking the time to remember him, and for wearing his bracelet.
I don't have the information you seek, but my wife had a bracelet, and I found a relative, but doing some exhaustive searching on the internet. Good luck in your search.

Anonymous said...

I also wore his bracelet and remember getting a letter from his wife thanking us all for our support...